Jet Away Could Be Set For Cox Plate

July 8th, 2014

Trainer David Hayes has revealed that imported stayer Jet Away is a chance of being set for the 2014 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 25.

Jet Away is a chance of contesting the 2014 Cox Plate during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Jet Away is a chance of contesting the 2014 Cox Plate during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jet Away has not been seen at the races since he injured his tendon when finishing sixth in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 2, but has returned to trackwork to begin preparations for the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

The Cape Cross entire was set for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) during his 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign and finished a tough fourth in the $2.65 million event after being set a tough assignment by jockey Damien Oliver, but Hayes is eyeing a weight-for-age path with Jet Away during this year’s spring campaign.

“The Cox Plate looks ideal for him because the pace will be on and he showed me in the Turnbull (Stakes) that he was right up to the class, he should’ve nearly beaten Happy Trails that day,” Hayes said.

“It just depends on how he races.

“The way he was racing last Spring, I think he’d be a very good horse for either.

“I’m really happy with him and you wouldn’t know that he’s had a tendon injury.”

Jet Away started his Australian racing career with two straight wins in the Yalumba Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo on March 16 and the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on March 30 before starting his spring preparation with a unlucky seventh in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 5.

Jet Away is currently available at odds of $26 in the 2014 Cox Plate betting market with Ladbrokes.com.au, while Carlton House ($9) remains a narrow favourite from Sacred Falls ($11), Silent Achiever ($11), Royal Descent ($13), Almalad ($15), Happy Trails ($15), Boban ($17), Dan Excel ($17) Designs On Rome ($17) and Toydini ($17).

Hayes is chasing his third win in the Cox Plate after taking out the Australasian Weight-For-Age Championship with Better Loosen Up in 1990 and Fields Of Omagh in 2006.

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